Apologies over using Subject line for 'reference'

Cary Jamison Cary_Jamison@Symantec.com
Mon Sep 19 23:27:00 GMT 2005

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 11:32:48AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, John Ormerod wrote:
>>> This might be off-subject, but I think has a general reference.
>>> I've used forums (or fora) and newsgroups for years, but I've never
>>> come across this format before.  I couldn't find any guidance on
>>> how to use it, so it's all been guesswork - my first attempt had a
>>> subject something like "Testing" as I was unsure about the use of
>>> 'xxxx at yyyy dot com' rather than xxx@yyy.com for example.
>>> I've had a few responses appear as an email, but most I can only see
>>> via the browser and there's no way to use that for a reply.  I
>>> wondered how people were replying and getting the reference to form
>>> the discussion tree.  And I'm still non the wiser, but at least I
>>> know what not to do now.  Sorry.
>> FWIW, I mostly reply via the browser.  See if
>> <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2004-09/msg00989.html> helps.  GMane
>> also allows you to get a full raw copy of a given message to reply
>> to.
> I'm sure that gmane gets the references right without any extra head
> standing.
> The OP did not use gmane.  If he had, we wouldn't be having this
> off-topic discussion.

Agreed.  I've been using gmane for some time now without problems.  This 
message should appear properly referenced, as I know my past posts have 


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